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Troy Polamalu

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by longtimefan, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. JJP41

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    It isn't a matter of him adjusting.

    Everyone figures he should be flying all over the field like he normally does no matter what.

    If he's locked up in man coverage he obviously can't leave his man and if the ball is thrown to the other side of the field, he's not going to be a factor. It's no different than if he was playing cornerback and playing man coverage.
     
  2. TheSnowPlow

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    Troy is the designated "Run around the field with your hair flying" guy. He's awesome at that.

    Unfortunately, that doesn't work when it's Brady, Brees, Rodgers, etc. with the ball - even if he's not one-on-one.

    Everyone thinks Troy is the awesomest ever, and I'm not going to say he's not a great Safety. I've seen big plays he's made. He's good when he is able to roam free as a freelance SS, but with the way the league has been changing into a pass-happy game, guys like Troy are less effective.

    Troy is pretty intimidating to read about, but when you watch him in games - not just highlights on YouTube, but in actual games against top 5 QBs - he is less so. In fact, he's almost invisible.

    That's just my opinion - we all have them. I've just seen Troy get burned too many times in games much like last night...

    Aaron "Chemist" Rodgers broke down the Polamalecules. :happy0005:

    :)
     
  3. Rodgers in the House

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    Dude, he sacked Rodgers. Not my favorite moment.
     
  4. Forget Favre

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    We heard Clay Matthews name more.

    Which shows who the real DPOY is and that those who voted for Troy made a mistake.
     
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  5. TheSnowPlow

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    Agreed. Troy also got beat by his man last night for 2 TDs. :)
     
  6. JJP41

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    That's what you base your argument on?

    Get serious.
     
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  7. longtimefan

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    THATS AWESOME!!


    I am stealing that
     
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  8. ivo610

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    troy is a great player but hasnt been 100% in awhile. Anyone judging a player based on one game is foolish. Woodson didnt play well last yr against AZ, but still had an amazing yr.

    But last night troy was pretty much a non factor. I have to watch the game again though just because I want to see how often Rodgers avoided him in close coverage.
     
  9. TheSnowPlow

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    I'm not judging Troy on one game. I'm judging him on a pattern of work against top QBs - of which Rodgers is one of them.

    Also, as I mentioned above, Troy got burned in coverage twice on the Jennings TDs. Rodgers threw his way just fine last night, imho.
     
  10. VersusTheMoose

    VersusTheMoose Greatest of All-Time

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    He just didn't show up, the wrong player won DPoY.
     
  11. ivo610

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    Wasnt calling you out it seemed like several people were putting him down overall.

    Rodgers hit a pretty wide open jennings for one of the TDs and the other he was pretty open as well I think. but I am not 100% sure what kind of looks Rodgers gave him for the rest of the game.
     
  12. JJP41

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    Wrong. He got beat once.

    On the first TD, Polamalu was playing deep outside. Jennings was in the slot and Farrior had coverage on the seam route. Jennings beat Farrior. Just because Polamalu came over after the fact doesn't mean he was beaten. Jennings wasn't his responsiblity.

    The second TD. he guessed wrong on the route.
     
  13. TheSnowPlow

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    I know when Jennings caught that TD in the corner of the endzone, he beat Polamalu, who was trying to cover him - that was the one in the 4th Quarter.

    The one in the second Quarter, Polamalu nailed him as he caught the ball for the TD, but he held onto it.
     
  14. TheSnowPlow

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    Fair enough on the first TD - but Polamalu was in position to make the play and didn't.

    On the second one, Jennings beat him. Period.
     
  15. Kitten

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    Troy is a hell of a player, he just wasn't as big a factor as we expected him to be. He is DPOY, I guess we all expected more out of him. As others have posted, he hasn't been 100% in a while, also he is aging. Maybe he just ran out of gas at the end. I dunno, maybe our O line kept him in check. But Harrison wasn't much of a factor either, so you can't lay it all on Troy.
     
  16. JJP41

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    He was playing deep outside, how was he in a position to make a play on the ball? His only play was to make a tackle which was after the fact since Jennings was already at the goal line.
     
  17. TheSnowPlow

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    In real-time it looked like he could have knocked the ball out, but I'll have to go back and look at it again. :)
     
  18. ThorMatthews

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    He got blocked on a Blitz by Starks. It was great.
     
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    yeah but they were saying on Sirius all morning that he was hurt. Can't have it both ways.
     
  21. TheSnowPlow

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    The "He was hurt" thing makes it easier for fans to accept the fact that he was pretty much a dud in that game. That's all.
     
  22. Murgen

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    I think Lil Wayne cut polamalu's hair off and put the hair on Brett Farve. Farve figured if he couldn't throw a TD in a SB again, he could at least give them up. :-P
     
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  23. TheGiftedApe

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    Polamualu looked like he had an injury
     
  24. Lunchboxer

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    I know just like the video someone posted said. You dont know what you got till you start losing stuff.
     
  25. brett2520

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    I am in agreement that he was not 100% healthy at all this postseason. I like and respect him, but 1.) he was not as deserving as Matthews was for DPOY and 2.) I have always seen him as more of a ball-hawk safety and not a cover safety. If their D is spread out he has somewhat of a responsibility to cover and I dont think he is as good at that as others. But his reaction and ability to read QB's is elite when healthy.
     

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